Barron Family *See notes below....................... Back to DIRECTORY
(9/19/1907) (lived to be 100 years 0ld) (2/13/2008)
wife: Carmon S. (d/o John A. &Delie Parham) Barron (1/17/1912)-(1/03/1997)
1-- Louise Marie BARRON (1/1932)-(6/1990) Husband: 1st Paul Heddlesten 2/21/1948(div.)1957. 2nd Kenneth Higgins. 1- Gary Dean Heddlesten 2- Bobby Heddlesten 3- Paula Heddlesten 4- Kenny Ray Higgins, 5- Sandra Higgins. 2-- Albert Eugene BARRON 3-- Haskel Lee BARRON (3/09/1937)-(2/04/2001) 1st wife: Bonnie Callahan 2nd Mary Birch Elrod. 3rd Earlene Duncan Johnson 1- Teresa Barron (step child) 2- Larry Gene Barron (step child) (1979) 4-- Gerald Dean BARRON 5-- Jackie (Jack) Thomas Barron * Here are some details of the life of Karr Barron as told to me by he and his grand daughter Pamela Lorraine Barron. He is such a great guy and at 96 years old very sharp. Pamela has been a great help in this project. As a kid he said their fun times was playing baseball and marbles....they had no electricity and no paved streets...He also used to love to help his mother make buttermilk... He said she would go out and milk the cows on the North side of the barn on the cow lot when it was freezing cold... Grandpa spoke of a little Jimmy....but he said it was his mother's 10th child that had a casket built for him and he was layed to rest in Calvin ,OK at the Blue Ridge Cemetary. He said they all left Anadarko for California in 1938 to Chowchilla, California. They had to sell a sewing machine on the way to finish paying for gas to get there. This was before WW2. T.K.(my grandpa) worked in a shipyard and my grandma Carmon worked in a fruit/vegetable cannery close to a river with a swinging bridge(sandhill). T.K.'s son Eugene met his first wife (Nancy) They got married..Gene was in the service. As a kid my grandpa said that Jessie and Clyde would go to school and he would go fishing all day or hide in the cemetary until time to walk home...They had no school buses. He was promoted to the third grade, but never went a day...I asked him what he had to do, he said his daddy had given him the choice to go back to school or work and he chose to work. He said he would hoe cotton and corn, they had a team of mules, and a team of horses.. they had no tractor. He said his sister Jessie(Bless her heart)would wrap her feet in toesacks and go to school.. My grandpa met my grandma Carmon at Foster School's by Oney. They rented from Oscar Deason.. They married 9-19,29 he was 22 she was 17. A baptist preacher married them..His name was brother Patton. Oh and by the way he said his daughter Louise was named after his mother Bertha's brother(Uncle Willie's )daughter Louise. He said his mother was Cherokee, and Menomenee(Wisconsin) I think...There is a place called Menominee Falls..there. He said his mother was a good cook...She would cut wood and do laundry in an iron pot with wood burning underneath it(wash pot) they called it. He also said as a boy in Gerty , OK there wasn't any pavement anywhere..just dirt streets ...he can remember when his uncle would come to visit he would run just to see the tracks made in the streets..("It was a pitiful time, God was good to us" he said). Lewis was the uncles name, Lewis Brenninger, he lived in McCalester, OK. He remembers while he was in school that his teacher give him a lead pencil because he learned how to spell, and another when he learned how to count from 1 to 100. He remembers his daddy took him one time to the Methodist Church in Gerty. That night they asked Hamlet to sign a card and grandpa said his daddy never went back. Neither he nor Bertha were Christians... T.K.(grandpa) said that 1st car 55 chevy , he did have a 1940 pickup he got it from Buck Bradley..they went to California and back several times in it...Buck Bradley (Jim) sold grandpa karr and carmon the house he is now in at 413 East Georgia. They made money in California and would send it to John and Delie Parham and they would make the payments. They purchased it for $1,000.00. Before they purchased it they lived in Calvin with his papa and mama in a cellar(dugout)in Foster School District. He worked for the City of Anadarko Cemetary Dept. in 1957 digging graves with a shovel and pick for .75 an hour. The he went on to the water and sewage dept. and the water treatment plant....retired. He was the sunday school superintendant for 14 yrs at 416 East Kentucky (Church of God). Carmen taught sunday school to the little ones. T.K. Barron(my grandpa) said that Ronchali Barron was his grandfather...He really didn't give any details in memory of him. * Here are a few more notes of the life of Karr Barron. This comes from a page done by Paul and Margie Heddlesten My Memories by Paul Heddlesten. Paul was Karr's son-in-law and married Louise I found this intresting and thought provoking. " January '48, Bob and I were saved at the Anadarko Church of God. I met Louise at church and we married February 21, 1948. Pretty short courtship. Her dad, T.K. was a good ole man and Carman bossed him around. July '48, the Barron bunch and their new son-in-law went to Chowchilla, California. We found farm work there. Work was scarce in Oklahoma after the war. We picked tomatoes all summer until cotton picking time about September. We picked cotton until February. When we picked cotton, we each had a cotton shack. After that, I went to work on a dairy. The boss furnished Louise and me a house. I milked cows about 3-4 months. Bob came out later and we milked 50-60 cows a day. We mowed, hauled and stacked hay with horses. After we left there, we worked for another farmer near Madera, California, irrigating. Then we left there and came back to Oklahoma in August '49 . We stayed in California 13 months. Louise and I got a bus to Los Angeles. We were in the bus station when the police stopped us. Thought we were "runaways, too young".
We worked in hay last of August, then in the fall, we picked cotton. Before we picked the cotton, Barrens and I picked castor beans around Anadarko. Barrens came back October or November '49. I was picking cotton when Jimmy was born. We were living with Barrens when he was born. Jimmy was born December 21, 1949. Seems like a day or two after he died that he was buried. The funeral cost about $95.00 and Bud paid half. I drove a taxi for Wayne Lee about 6 months. In August '50, Evertt and I went to Washington. We worked for Matson's all fall. It was an apple storage company. Evertt came back to Oklahoma. In January, J.B. leased an apple orchard and I pruned the trees all winter of '50. Along in March or April of '51, I came back to Anadarko. Mother had sent a picture of Gary Dean so I came back. Gary was a little tyke when I went to work Guy Schell near Medicine Park. First part of '52, I went to work at the Studebaker Dealership at Anadarko as a wash-grease man. Didn't work there long, had a chance to make more money. I went to work for a contractor at the Washita Power Plant . He was putting bricks in boilers. Worked there until job was over then we went to Amarillo, Texas. We went to Amarillo in July '52 and in August, I went to work for Colorado Interstate Gas Company . Worked there for 5 years. When Bobby was born at Anadarko, we were living in Amarillo. I was working for the gas company when Bobby and Paula were born. Louise left in '56 and we were divorced in '57. I left Amarillo in August '57 for Anadarko."
* This is a very rough draft and I have started it on this date 8/01/2003. Please email me if you have more information (dates names ect.)or can correct my spelling errors and/or add dates and names. SEND EMAIL TO: Thank you Arlin Dale(Fuzzy)BARRON.